HISTORY MINOR (28 Credits)

Choose at least one course from four of the five categories below and three additional electives. A minimum of 16 credits must be upper division.

  • Europe/Russia
  • North American Studies
  • Comparative Methods
  • Africa/Latin American
  • East and West Asia

Note: The history minor should be planned with the help of a history department adviser. HST 201, 202, and 203 are designated as North American Studies and HST 104, 105 and 106 are designated as Comparative/Methods.

The history department no longer offers the sequence in Western Civilization (HST 101, 102, and 103). For those students who took one or more of these courses as part of their major or minor or gen. ed. sequence, they may complete the sequence by taking the corresponding course in the World History sequence, as follows: for HST 101, substitute HST 104; for HST 102, substitute HST 105 and for HST 103, substitute HST 106.


The National Council on Public History defines public history this way: “public history describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world” ( Public historians are educators and interpreters at historic sites and museums. They connect community members with history through public programming, exhibits, film, oral history, and web-based resources. Public historians are archivists and research librarians who preserve and manage historical records in state and private institutions. Public historians also connect communities with their history through research and public partnerships with community organizations and institutions, non-profits, government entities, and businesses. Public historians may be found working in all six of the career categories identified by the American Historical Association: historians as educators, researchers, communicators, information managers, and advocates, and historians in business and associations (

The Public History minor prepares students to interpret, preserve, and collect history for diverse audiences. This interdisciplinary minor provides students the opportunity to work directly with local historical organizations to gain experience working in Public History

Core Courses 16 credits

ANTH 360 Museum Studies 4
HST 301 Introduction to Historical Research  4
HST 403 Practicum 4
HST 410 Introduction to Public History 4

Electives 11-12 credits

BA 310 Principles of Marketing 3
BA 361 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 362 Business Ethics 3

Computer Science
CS 195 Fundamentals of Web Design 4
CS 196 Web Design Using HTML and JavaScript 4

Creative Arts
A 204 Art History: Prehistoric through Late Antiquity 4
A 205 Art History: Middle Ages through Renaissance 4
A 206 Art History: Baroque through Contemporary 4
A 304 History of Modern Art, 1789-1914 4
A 305 History of Modern Art, 1914-1965 4
A 306 History of Modern Art, 1965-Present 4
MUS 101 Pop Music in America 3
MUS 102 Rock Music: A Social History 3
MUS 103 Jazz History 3
MUS 310 Women in Music 3
MUS 367 History of American Vernacular Music I 3
MUS 368 History of American Vernacular Music II 3
MUS 369 History of American Vernacular Music III 3
TA 381 Theatre History I 4
TA 382 Theatre History II 4
TA 383 Theatre History III 4
TA 386 International Theatre 3

ED 200 Foundations of Education 3

Social Science
ES 340 Principles of Cartography 4
or  GEOG 340 Cartography 4
ES 341 Geographic Information Systems I 4
or  GEOG 341 Geographic Information Systems 4

GEOG 386 Making Digital Video for the Social Sciences 4
HST 406 Archival Science 4
HST 408 Oral History 4
PS 350 Introduction to Public Policy 4
PS 351 Introduction to Public Administration 4
SOC 225 Social Problems 3

Other course with consent of adviser 3-4

Total Credits 27-28


Division of Social Sciences 

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